Council Members

Council Members

The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council has 15 seats, representing various sectors of the food system. Current Council Members include:

Community Representative – Kim Bayer

Community Representative – Sharon Sheldon

Economic Development – Jae Gerhart

Emergency Food System – Markell Miller, Chair

Food Service – Khadija Wallace

Health Care – Elisabeth Vanderpool

Human Services – Stephen Crano

Nutrition – Ruth Blackburn, Treasurer

Planning – Liz Dahl MacGregor, Secretary

Public Health – Meredith Buhalis

Rural Agriculture – Shannon Brines, Vice Chair

Urban Agriculture – Adam Reichenberger

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners – Michelle  Deatrick

Waste Management – Noelle Bowman


Periodically, the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council will recruit for positions on the Council.  Check the blog page for posts about open seats.  Requirements for Council Members:

  • Attend Full Council meetings (typically held the second Monday of the odd months from 3pm-5pm at Food Gatherers)
  • Represent the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council at 2 outreach events per calendar year
  • Participate in a committee and/or a Policy Action Team